Golf is hard enough as it is, so why make walking difficult, too?
It’s the most obvious yet understated act in the game. We do it pretty much every moment we’re playing. But how often do you think about walking?
Golf gets a whole lot more enjoyable when you’ve got a pair of comfortable shoes on your feet. And comfort is key when it comes to shoes.
Using the right shoes should keep your feet dry and stable as you walk for up to five miles throughout your round.
When you pick a new pair of golf shoes, the three most important factors are:
- Swing stability
If you don’t feel like you’ve got all three of those in your current pair, you’ll want to keep reading. Our favourite golf shoes for walking have all of those factors in them, so you know you’re getting the best golf shoes for when you walk 18 holes.
If you’ve got larger feet, here are the best golf shoes for wide feet. Or if your shoes are good enough for now but in need of a clean, our equipment editor has everything you need to know about how to clean your golf shoes this year.
Best Golf Shoes for Walking on the Golf Course
FootJoy Hyperflex BOA Golf Shoes
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, has underlined its commitment to performance innovation, style, comfort and quality with the introduction of the all-new HyperFlex golf shoe. Tuned specifically for golf, HyperFlex features a unique BOA lacing system and an all-new outsole which allow the shoe to move in unison with the golfer and mimic the natural flexure of the foot. Added comfort and performance benefits are delivered thanks to a midsole which is cleverly designed to meet the needs of golfers when both walking and swinging a golf club.
- All-day comfort when playing golf
- Extremely versatile, so they’re great running shoes too
- Stunning aesthetics
- Textured upper so difficult to clean
Ecco Biom C4 Golf Shoes
Ecco Mens Biom C4 golf shoes – breathable comfort and innovative performance are mixed with a contemporary, sneaker-style aesthetic in the Ecco Mens Golf Biom C4, the next generation of the Biom Cool Pro. For 360-degree breathability and 100% waterproofing, the Gore-Tex Surround construction is combined with the Exhaust Grid that enables air ventilation towards the sole of your foot, allowing you to feel cool and comfortable. Crafted from Ecco Performance Leather and a new, super-stretchy mesh sock, the hybrid is set on the progressive Ecco MTN grip outsole that provides exceptional stability, traction and rotation for total foot support and movement and powered by Biom Natural Motion Technology.
- All-over breathability
- Suitable for all feet widths
- Supreme comfort
- Toe area prone to staining
FootJoy Fuel Golf Shoes
New for this season, the FootJoy Fuel Golf Shoes are another fantastic addition to the athletic category and will undoubtedly prove to be a hugely popular choice on the course this year. Featuring streamlined, waterproof, and synthetic uppers they deliver Tour-Proven performance and cutting edge styling. Sculptured design elements include a mid-foot bevel and an exaggerated platform.
- Stylish, athletic look
- Plenty of traction and waterproof protection
- Extremely Lightweight
- Shoe upper could have more padding
Under Amour Hovr Forge RC SL Golf Shoes
Comfort is by far and away the most important consideration when it comes to golf shoes. Yes, looks are important – the style you choose enables you to bring a splash of colour and personality to the golf course – but wearing an ill-fitting, or less than comfortable pair can result in blisters or premature foot fatigue. Some things just aren’t worth compromising on. You will have no such concerns with the new Under Armour HOVR Forge RC SL Golf Shoes with is a supremely comfortable offering from Under Armour. The fact that they also have ultra cool and on trend aesthetics means that this release is one of the finest of the year.
- Sole provides good grip
- Excellent HOVR cushioning
- Explosive energy return during the swing
- Only a couple of colours to choose from
Adidas Flopshot Golf Shoes
The Flopshot Golf Shoes are another top quality spikeless offering from golfing behemoths adidas. Bridging the gap between modern and traditional golf shoes, they’re packed with the latest in shoe technology. You are assured of supreme comfort levels as you stride the fairways of your local golf course. The adidas Flopshot shoes benefit from the superb BOOST cushioning system that makes every step a joy whilst FITFOAM GEO provides a precise fit and enhanced comfort around the collar. The aesthetics are absolutely on point and will ensure that this fabulous golf shoe is one of the most popular styles this season.
- Excellent fit
- Unique and yet somehow understated styling
- Good price point
- Not the best winter golf shoe in terms of grip
Skechers Go Golf Drive 5 Golf Shoes
The Skechers GO GOLF Drive 5 Golf Shoes are another sleek and casual offering that delivers exceptional on-course performance in a relaxed fit. It is a lace-up golf design that features a leather and synthetic upper with a removable Arch Fit® insole and Goodyear® Performance Outsole. The shape of this superb shoe has been developed with twenty years of data from podiatrists and 120,000 unweighted foot scans and the result is a relaxed feet that provides plenty of room at the toe and forefoot and enhanced arch support. Weight dispersion is increased through a removeable insole and this technology helps the shoe mould to the shape of your foot and reduces shock impacts.
- Extremely comfortable from the start, with excellent cushioning around the heel
- Good waterproof properties and very good grip in the wet for a spikeless golf shoe
- Reasonable price point
- Styling perhaps errs a little on the safe rather than eye-catching side
Duca Del Cosma Men’s Flyer Golf Shoes
The Duca del Cosma Flyer golf shoes are ideal for the golfer who demands the ultimate in comfort when striding down the fairways of their local course. So comfortable that Duca say that wearing these is like a vacation for your feet, the only thing you will need to worry about when playing is shooting your best ever score. Handcrafted from Nappa leather, these stunning shoes provide a sporty look with polyester laces and a striking contrast trim.
- Unique styling
- Foam and waterproofing create comfort
- Only one colour to choose from
Adidas Tour360 22 Golf Shoes
The adidas Tour 360 ’22 is the result of painstaking research and development from the adidas think tank which involved examining earlier incarnations of the Tour 360 shoe and, drawing inspiration from designs and technologies used in their non-golfing footwear. The primary focus for the adidas team was to deliver a golf shoe that offered the absolute best in both fit and traction, perhaps the two most vital components in golf shoe design.
- Snug fit gives immense comfort
- Locked-in feel
- Styling has broad appeal
- Boost outsole difficult to clean
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